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2016-2017 

theyellowboat 

THE YELLOW BOAT

By: David Saar | Directed by: Scott Alan Smith

The story of The Yellow Boat is a glorious affirmation of a child's life and the strength and courage of all children. This dramatization is based on the true story of David and Sonja Saar's son, Benjamin, who was born with congenital hemophilia and died in 1987 at the age of 8 of AIDS-related complications. A uniquely gifted visual artist, Benjamin's buoyant imagination transformed his physical and emotional pain into a blaze of colors and shapes in his fanciful drawings and paintings. A Scandinavian folksong tells of three little boats: "One was blue, one was red and one was yellow as the sun. They sailed far out to sea. The blue one returned to the harbor. The red one sailed home, too. But the yellow boat sailed up to the sun." Benjamin always concluded his bedtime ritual by saying, "Mom, you can be the red boat or the blue boat, but I am the yellow boat."

Tuesday, September 27-Friday, September 30, 2016, 7:30 PM

Saturday, October 1, 2 PM and 7:30 PM

$15 / $10 for Pepperdine students / $12 for Pepperdine faculty and staff

Lindhurst Theatre; no late seating allowed. Join a talkback with the actors and director after the Wednesday performance.


 

crazyforyou 

The Luciana and Daniel Forge Fall Musical

CRAZY FOR YOU

Music by: George Gershwin | Lyrics by: Ira Gershwin | Book by: Ken Ludwig | Directed by: Bradley Griffin

When Bobby Child's mother forces him to foreclose on a theater (an action that would lose him the heart of Polly), he decides to put on a play to pay the mortgage. Though the mounting is unsuccessful, it may lays the foundation for career success and true love.

Thursday, November 10-Saturday, November 12, 2016, 7:30 PM

Matinee: Sunday, November 13, 2 PM

Thursday, November 17-Saturday, November 19, 7:30 PM

$20 / $10 for Pepperdine students / $16 for Pepperdine faculty and staff

Smothers Theatre


 

 eurydice

EURYDICE

By: Sarah Ruhl | Directed by: Hollace Starr

On the day of her wedding, Eurydice falls victim to a tragic accident that sends her hurtling into a wonderland of an Underworld: ripped from her beloved Orpheus, the greatest musician in the world, Eurydice is reunited with her dead father in the Land of the Dead. Orpheus journeys to retrieve his bride, but Eurydice has begun to discover that the cost of living again can sometimes exceed the cost of staying dead.

Tuesday, January 24–Friday, January 27, 2017, 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 28, 2 PM and 7:30 PM

$15 / $10 for Pepperdine students / $12 for Pepperdine faculty and staff

Lindhurst Theatre; No late seating allowed. Join a talkback with the actors and director after the Wednesday performance.


 

 interference

THE INTERFERENCE

By: Lynda Radley |  Directed by: Cathy Thomas-Grant 

Set against the backdrop of the worldwide University Campus Sexual Assault Epidemic, The Interference follows one survivor's struggle to make her story heard above all the noise. It explores the seemingly infinite sources of opinion, commentary, and distorted or suppressed information that have become routine players in the aftermath of these incidents. The play also takes a closer look at the unique circumstances involved when student athletes are part of the story.

Wednesday, April 5–Saturday, April 8, 2017, 7:30 PM

$15 / $10 for Pepperdine students / $12 for Pepperdine faculty and staff

Smothers Theatre; Join a pre-performance conversation with the director on Friday, April 8 at 6:30 PM in the Surfboard Room at Payson Library.


 

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